Mirė Leonidas Donskis

Leonidas Donskis – a farewell. How is it possible?

In that one split moment, in the morning hours at the Vilnius airport on the way from Šeteniai to St Petersburg, on that single Wednesday on the 21st of September, when the world was celebrating the Order of the Smile and people gathered in churches to Pray for Peace, on the anniversary of the passing of Virgil and the killing of 1159 Jewish neighbours by the death commando in Vėlučionys near Vilnius …; […]

Mirė Leonidas Donskis

Philosopher Donskis passes away

Lithuania’s former MEP, philosopher Leonidas Donskis, passed away on Wednesday morning. […]

Leonidas Donskis and Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Opinion: Is Mikhail Khodorkovsky the devil’s advocate? II

This January, the Vilnius-based Eastern Europe Studies Centre organized another big two-day international event for experts, politicians and intellectuals. The centrepiece of the second day of the conference was an address by none other than Mikhail Khodorkovsky. He was introduced by liberal Lithuanian thinker Leonidas Donskis who had taken great interest in supporting the prisoner during his term as a member of the European Parliament and had even received Khodorkovsky’s thank-you letter from prison. The prisoner had written he was touched by Donskis’ belief that he was fated for an important role in the history and politics of Russia. […]

Leonidas Donskis
Foreign affairs

Finland’s new Honorary Consulate can significantly help to cultivate active cultural exchange

“The Honorary Consulate in Kaunas is important for the development of closer ties between our countries and enhanced people-to-people contacts. Lithuania has a strong energy partnership with Finland. Our practical partnership to implement such energy projects as the Finnish company Fortum’s investment in Klaipėda and Kaunas testifies to the fact,” said the Lithuanian Foreign Minister at the opening ceremony of the Consulate. […]